"It had been an exhausting day. I had missed my first flight from San Francisco to Boston (8a.m.), due to traffic tie-ups. Fortunately, another plane left four hours later. By the time I arrived in Boston, my waiting family had all gone to bed and I would not be seeing them that day. It was raining in Boston, I picked up my rental and began the trip up to Exeter. It was 11p.m. I was exhausted and bleary eyed and I don't know if this ever happens to anyone else, but my GPS got me lost and at 12:30 a.m., I was wandering around in the pouring black no more than a block away from my rental, without knowing. When I finally found the little house (with lights a-blazing and pumpkins lining the entry) I was near weeping. I sloshed to the door with all my trappings, opened it and walked in.
This little house was more than I had imagined! It felt like home the instant I walked in. It could not have been nicer if there had been a warm cup of your favorite drink and a cozy fireplace blazing. I lingered over every sweet space, taking in all the special touches my hostess had lovingly added - from the antique blue bottles and blue stripped clay ware on the shelves in the kitchen, to the cozy living room which during the daylight hours would be filled with light and endless scenes of New England Autumn beauty, to my bedroom (lucky me!!!) with soft beautiful linens and lovely antiques filling the room. I fell asleep quickly under down comforter, to the continuing sound of rain. I "played house" for a week in this charming place. Hopi was the perfect hostess who, unfortunately I never saw, but spoke to daily in answer to all my needs. The little house was spotless, charming with sophisticated accents while still maintaining a cottage feel , had all the basics for simple living, was close to shopping and the darling town of Exeter and most importantly, a five minute drive to my grandchildren. I did not want to leave. Everyone who came to the house, from young to old, would happily and excitedly look through everything and settle in their favorite place. I loved it. If granted opportunity, I will be going back several times a year to my little cottage home, in Exeter New Hampshire. Thank you VRBO and thank you Hopi, for this wonderful experience! LR, East Bay San Francisco"
Guest: Linda R.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 4, 2016